The Legal Basis for the Right to a Clean Environment
Dr. Ahmad Suliman Al- Otaibi
Assist. Prof. – Public Law – Kuwait International Law School
This study was conducted to answer vital questions regarding the legal basis for the right to a clean environment. The most important of which include the following: What is the nature of this right? What is the origin of this right? What is the role of the state and the concerned establishments to govern and protect this right?
These significant questions were answered in the study within two main sections. The first section revealed the source of the right to a clean environment in Islam, International and Regional Conventions, Constitutions and National Laws. The second section of the study examined the right to a clean environment within the Kuwaiti Legal System, and sheds light on the role of central establishments (i.e. The Executive, Legislator, and the Judiciary) in protecting the right in State of Kuwait.
Key Words :
The Legal Basis for the Right to a Clean Environment, the Right to a Clean Environment, Clean Environment, the Right to a Clean Environment in the Constitution of the State of Kuwait, the role of the Executive to protect the right.